I’m certain that you would not think there will be a Lavender Farm in Hawaii.
Lavender is not a native species to Hawaii. As for how lavender first came to Hawaii, the history is a bit unclear. The upcountry Kula area of Maui has cooler drier climate and rich volcanic soil that creates an optimal environment for lavender plants to grow.
It sure smells good here … but No Dogs are Allowed which I totally understand.
It’s alright cause mom left the sunroof and windows open.
I can see and smell the field of lavender.
Ali’i Chang was the owner and farmer of Ali’i Kula Lavender.
In 2001, a lavender was given to Ali’i by a dear friend.
Ali’i planted the herb and in 2002 the Ali’i Kula Lavender was established.
Ali’i in Hawaiian means royalty. Mr. Ali’i was well loved by many and described his lavender farm as a master of art. Sadly Ali’i passed away April 2011, his son Koa is continuing his legacy.
There are 55,000 lavender plants blooming on this 13.5 acre field of serenity.
Also, more than 45 varieties of the lovely plants, such as hydrangeas and proteas, are grown on the farm. Typically July, August, September are peak blooming lavender months.
As you enter the Ali’i Kula Lavender farm, you’ll be greeted with this scenery …
When Ali’i created Kula Lavender he formulated a mantra,“Relax, Rejuvenate, Renew.”
The dragonfly is used as their logo, an emblem that symbolizes rebirth and renewal.
There are many sanctuaries spots throughout the grounds, picturesque places to just sit and meditate. Everywhere you look, you’ll be surrounded by beauty.
You’ll find an array of lavender products at Ali’s Kula Lavender’s quaint gift shop.
My mom’s favorites are their gourmet seasonings which contains lavender.
It’s has become her secret ingredients in her cooking.
Can you guess what my mom brought me?
Lastly after touring the farm, a lavender scone is a must have at their charming outdoor patio.
We sure enjoyed the smell of Lavender.
If you plan to visit Maui, Hawaii, a visit to Ali’i Kula Lavender farm is a must.
It’s a hidden treasure of upcountry Kula.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs
Hope you enjoyed another edition of Sugar’s Golden Tours, Kula, Maui, HI
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Ann Paws says
Looks beautiful there! My family owns a nursery and they grow all kinds of cool plants.
prancer pie says
Great post! We had no idea there was a lavender nursery there. What a great tour. Happy thursday! xoxo
Wow, look at all those beautiful flowers! And those statue people are really cool too!
Lavender is a nice smell — mom puts it on my “park it” mat when we are going somewhere busy 🙂
24 Paws of Love says
Wow! I didn’t know there were so many different kinds of lavender! Those flowers are beautiful. Were you overwhelmed with the smell of lavender at the farm?
Wow these pictures are just amazing, Sugar! 55,000 lavender plants?! That’s just too cool
What an interesting place, with an interesting history. We think you should have been allowed in…
XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
Mitch and Molly says
How beautiful! Lavender is one of our mom’s favorite scents!
Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly
easy rider says
That’s so beautiful – Lavender is a wonderful plant.
Gizmo (@GizmoGeodog) says
Hiya Sugar! My mom sez her favorite scent is lavender and she would love to visit this place…She ahs never seen a lavender farm before…she tried to grow some but wasn’t successful (kind of a black thumb). Those flowers are gorgeous and she can feel the serenity coming through your photos…Thanks so much for sharing this place with us
Madi and Mom says
MOL Sugar yes we did know this. OMDs mom and dad saw something on Public TV about a lavender farm in Hawaii several years ago. Your pictures are beautiful
Hugs Madi your B FFF
Frankie Furter and Ernie says
How LOVELY… and it must smell WONDERFUL.
Comedy Plus says
I would enjoy visiting here too. I love lavender. I too didn’t know there was lavender grown on Maui. You learn something new every single day. How cool. I’m glad you got to go Sugar even though you had to stay in the car. You at least were with your parents and got to experience that lovely smell.
Have a woof woof day. My best to your mom. 🙂
Roxy the traveling dog says
That looks fantastic, and beautiful. I love lavender. There is a huge lavender farm here, but yours is more scenic. Great photos too.
Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom says
Wow, I had no idea that was there! It’s gorgeous and I bet so nice to visit…. even if it was just from the car!
a beautiful spot to visit and even a lavender bench to sit on… glad you got to sniff through your sunroof…
Casey the Boxer says
Wow, what a wonderful spot!
I love Lavender . This looks like a marvelous place to visit. I could spend all day right here just looking at these marvelous pictures.
I hope you have a great day…*woof* *woof* from Mollipop to Sugar!:-)
Two French Bulldogs says
So interesting. What a beautiful place
Benny & Lily
Loy Cerf says
Nice photos…I could almost smell the lavender all the way here in Chicago!
What a beautiful place to visit. I love the smell of lavender and purple is also my favorite color.
Oh my goodness…that place looks so magical!
Oh that must smell absolutely AMAZING!!! Our Mama would love to go there and says she sure could use some lavendar for her knitting bags!
Your tour was so wonderful that I could almost smell the lavender. What a beautiful place.
Deena O'Daniel says
How lovely! I love the scent of lavender. It grows here in Central Texas and there are lavender farms near Blanco, TX. The color and aroma are just heavenly. Thanks so much for sharing the beautiful photos!
I love Lavender, we have the common bush..How beautiful and thank you Sugar for the wonderful tour..I would love to visit there 🙂 xx00xx
Mollie and Alfie
Maggie Mae and Max says
We sure did LUVS today’s post. Lavender is one of mom’s favorite smells. 🙂
Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max
The Mama loves the lavender. She got mello just reading your post.
Kim-Life at Golden Pines says
Usually I read your posts via e-mail, but today I’m home and can comment. Lavender is one of my very, very favorite things! I would love to visit a place like this and smell the fresh fragrance of the lavender that I know filled the air–That I can almost smell in the pictures! THANKS for taking us along! 🙂
PS: THANK YOU for your kind friendship, I hope all is well with you and you’re enjoying your week!
I love lavender too, but we have snow at the moment which is also interesting to smell and imbibe… the fact that my Mom says it is not good for me makes it all the more tasty 🙂 BOL!
Thanks so much forthe tour Sugar. Mom loves lavender, she didn’t know that the herb was so beautiful close up. Pretty!
Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning says
That must be such a very serene and peaceful place – lavender is so calming. Mom had no idea there were so many different lavender plants. Wish we could all visit there too.
Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
Oh my goodness! My Mom would so love to go there as she love lavender! Have a happy Day!
Lovies, Miss Mindy
Oh very cool! We’re big rosemary fans. Is there a rosemary farm?
Those were absolutely gorgeous photos Sugar! Your Mom is quite handy with a camera! 🙂 I’m sorry that you couldn’t tag along…but at least she brought you back a cool gift (you must have smelt so good)! That is definitely going on the places we (ok Domeek) must visit!!
beautiful photos! the lavender is so pretty and I love its scent. Too bad Sugar had to stay in the car.
Hawk aka BrownDog says
What beautiful flowers! WOW!
Y’all come back now,
Hawk aka BrownDog
Oh, Ma LOVES their lavender! She gets emails every week tellin’ her abouts their specials and stuffs. They are great! You are so lucky to be ables to visit.
caren gittleman says
I ADORE the smell of lavender! I wish this blog post was scratch n sniff lol
That is surprising….we always learn something new about Hawaii from our friend, Sugar!!
We can smell the wonderful fragrance from here!!
Wyatt and Stanzie
Molly The Wally says
Lovely Sugar and pix are amazing. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly
Looks beautiful xx
Such pretty flower pictures Sugar! You are REALLY making us jealous with all the exploring!